SeedWorks @ ASRT III, Bengaluru

Asian Solanaceous Round Table III (ASRT III) is organized by APSA, in partnership with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Society for Promotion of Horticulture (SPH) and in association with the Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) and the National Seed Association of India (NSAI). This year edition, ASRT III was held in Bengaluru during 22 – 25th Oct 2019.

Ajay Juneja, Business Head – Vegetable Crops, SeedWorks International Pvt. Ltd. attended the event along with the R&D team. Ajay shared his thoughts on South Asian Vegetable Industry in the session “The Winds of Change: South Asian Vegetable Market”.


Change makes US Grow! True to the core and changes are inevitable. Changes bring in set of challenges to muddle on and opportunities to grab at. Handling the modulations effectively to find out course of success is the key.

Vegetable industry; being intricate for its size, spread & segment is undergoing a series of changes in accordance with the Consumer behaviour, Product traits, Productivity, Food Security, Technology, Innovation, Digital Application, Economic factors, Population, Resource availability, Infrastructure development, Urbanization, Migration, Climatic Out-turns and Government regulations.

South Asia is predominantly an agrarian society; where productivity contributions remain strikingly low relative to the share of the world’s population. South Asia is the world’s fastest growing region, with a growth of 7.0 percent in 2019, 7.1 percent in 2020 and 2021. Countries in focus: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh are in different stages of development or innovation and are going through a varied tide of changes in the sector.

It is important to identify each of the changing element; access the impact accurately and move ahead with a forethought to build up a sustainable business with long term prosper. It is equally necessary to achieve a sound environment; in line with the changing trends, challenges & opportunities.